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Post by valleyboy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:48 am

General Lepic at Eylau to the Grenadiers a Cheval who began ducking under Russian artillery fire
"Heads up by God, those are cannon balls not turds"

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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:07 pm

RMD wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:15 am
"What the fuck was that?!" - Mayor of Hiroshima
I also liked: "Is it me, or did it just get a lot brighter outside?"

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Post by Peeler » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:29 pm

"For f***s sake" - the Scottish Pow who, having survived Horishima, was then transferred to Nagasaki.

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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:05 am

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:48 am
General Lepic at Eylau to the Grenadiers a Cheval who began ducking under Russian artillery fire
"Heads up by God, those are cannon balls not turds"
I never understood the point of this quote - what was he trying to say?

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Post by valleyboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am

They were the Guard, it was acceptable to duck if somebody flung turds at them but ducking under cannon shot was tantamount to saluting the Russian artillery and not done as did not show a fine example to les autres

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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:02 am

Was throwing turds at La Garde a thing? Colonel Kiley never, ever mentioned that in any of his brown-nos....errr, highly informed commentaries on the French Napoleonic army, drawing entirely on primary sources such as Elting.

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Post by Wg Cdr Luddite » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:06 am

Maybe it wasn't a thing. Maybe it first happened at Waterloo and that's why they ran ?
I need a research grant to investigate the shit-flinging capabilities of the Foot Guards at Waterloo.

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Post by FreddBloggs » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:21 am

Britain paid peanuts, so it got monkeys....

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Post by grizzlymc » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am

Hey Wingco, get more, we can spend a couple of weeks researching Belgian beers and looking for coprolites at La Belle Alliance.

Does the Lion's mound contain a phosphorous anomaly? This will add to the sum of human knowledge.

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Post by Norman D. Landings » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:00 pm

I nearly ran myself into a coronary climbing that bastard, because that the Septics immediately behind me could not be allowed to see one of this Island race pause, hesitate, slow down or break step.
I reached the top with my breath grating and pulse hammering in my temples...
Looked round...
The fuckers had taken a look, thought ‘screw that’, and not bothered.
I found the shady side and collapsed.

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